Parliamentary briefing: Westminster Hall Debate – Science and research in the UK and regional economies

Briefing front coverThis briefing sets out the economic benefits of investment in science and research and the role of public investment within this.

It explains some of the ways in which universities are supporting innovative companies in their regions, both directly and through engagement with Local Enterprise Partnerships. 

The briefing places the UK relative to competitor countries in terms of both investment and research outcomes, and sets out the importance of European Union research funding to overall investment in the UK.


A business is born every two hours at UK universities

28 August 2020
​University graduates start 4,000 new businesses and are responsible for supporting tens of thousands of jobs every year.

UUK response to DfE announcement on action agreed to support students into their preferred universities

20 August 2020
Universities UK has responded to the Department for Education's announcement on the measures to support students into their preferred universities


The careers services team at Royal Holloway, University of London

How university careers services are supporting graduates through Covid-19

25 June 2020
Gabi Binnie from AGCAS explains how university careers services moved their provision online almost overnight following lockdown, in order to ensure students and graduates continue to be supported.

General election 2019: what the parties say on higher education

27 November 2019
UUK's Karmjit Kaur takes a look at the policy commitments on higher education in party manifestos ahead of the general election.